Posts tagged as NATO

Turkey’s Erdogan says missile deal with Russia is final

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country’s plan to purchase Russia’s long-range missile defense system is a “done deal,” brushing aside concerns from some NATO allies. Erdogan appeared at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in Ankara for his first foreign visit since his March 18 re-election. Both the defense system agreement and Putin’s visit underscore the intensifying ties between Turkey and…

Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association roundtable to focus on developments in hybrid warfare

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association (EATA) on Wednesday is to once again hold an international conference titled the “NATO-EU Roundtable 2018”, which this year will focus on new development in hybrid warfare, cooperation between the European Union and NATO in the field of cyber defense and strategic communication and society’s resistance to misinformation and propaganda. Panel discussions will be attended by experts from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany and…

Unnamed threats to Lithuania

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, March 30, 2018

The State Security Department and the Second Investigation Department under the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania on March 26, 2018 presented to the society and media representatives the Assessment of national security threats.

The Suwalki Corridor: NATO’s choke point

By Janusz Bugajski on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Any effective political and military alliance must understand its weakest links and take urgent remedial action. The Suwalki Corridor, a 65-kilometer-wide strip of territory linking Poland with Lithuania, is NATO’s most vulnerable choke point along its eastern flank. In the event of conflict between Russia and NATO, Russia’s military—operating from the Kaliningrad exclave and from Belarus—could attempt to close the Suwalki Corridor and incapacitate NATO as a security provider for…

Spy Attack Widens Turkey’s Split With NATO Allies Over Russia

By Selkan Hacaoglu on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

As U.S. and European allies form a diplomatic front against Russia, Turkey’s coziness with the Kremlin is testing its crucial defense ties with the U.S. and its military alliance with NATO. The U.S., Canada and several European nations expelled more than 100 Russian diplomats on Monday to punish President Vladimir Putin’s government for the nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in the U.K. Turkey, which has grown closer to…

Cambridge Analytica linked company taught at NATO STRATCOMCOE

Monday, March 26, 2018

Anglo-American data company Cambridge Analytica is making lots of headlines around the world after revelations that a data leak from Facebook allowed it access to tens of millions of accounts, and an undercover operation by British broadcaster Channel 4 News that caught the firm’s executives boasting of its methods of manipulating public opinion. LSM reported a year ago that Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, Strategic Communications Laboratories Group (SCL), was active in Latvia with…

Commanders of Baltic Sea region air forces discuss upcoming exercises at Amari

Monday, March 26, 2018

Topics discussed at a meeting of the commander of NATO’s Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) and seven commanders of the air forces of the Baltic Sea region at the Amari air base in northwestern Estonia included cooperation between the air forces and upcoming exercises. The participants of the discussion introduced latest developments in the air forces of their countries and an important discussion topic included exercises to be held in the…

British defense minister to visit Estonia

Friday, March 23, 2018

Britain’s Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson is scheduled to make a two-day visit to Estonia starting Sunday. Williamson will meet with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Defense Minister Juri Luik, spokespeople for the Estonian Defense Ministry said. The British defense secretary is also to meet with personnel of the NATO battle group stationed at the Tapa military base. The 1st Battalion of the Royal Welsh of the…